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PUBLIC eat+drink

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American, Contemporary, Bistro, Gastropub
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34 Holden Street, North Adams, MA 01247
+1 413-664-4444
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11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thu - Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Founded in 2011, PUBLIC serves casual, inventive American food with an...
Founded in 2011, PUBLIC serves casual, inventive American food with an emphasis on freshness, flavor, and in-house preparation. The restaurant offers an extensive, rotating craft beer program with 11 taps and over a dozen additional selections in bottles, along with a carefully curated wine list and inventive cocktail offerings. Lunch and dinner are served daily from 11:30AM. The bar is open until midnight or later.
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  • 136
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious burgers

We ate here before a show at MassMoca. It was crowded with a 20s-30s age range of people, and we had a 45 minute wait. Our server was prompt with our drinks and to take our order. We each ordered a different burger, and despite the packed house, our order came out quickly and was nice and hot... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
Diane S
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Connecticut
via mobile
Good for:
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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276 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Connecticut
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW via mobile

We ate here before a show at MassMoca. It was crowded with a 20s-30s age range of people, and we had a 45 minute wait. Our server was prompt with our drinks and to take our order. We each ordered a different burger, and despite the packed house, our order came out quickly and was nice and hot. We were... More 

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New York, Ny
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Public eat+drink ended up being a very good place to eat in North Adams. The bouillabaise was delicious as were the salads. Clean, quiet restaurant not far from MASSMOCA.

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North Adams, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I've never had a bad meal at Public. Service and food is always great, lots of drink selections and with great atmosphere you can't go wrong here.

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Skaneateles, NY
Top Contributor
98 reviews 98 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We ate at Public before a concert at MASS MoCa. The interior is rustic but clean and modern. We sat right by the window and had a lovely view of the mountains. The door is in the back by the parking lot. There is no entrance in the front. There are small plates, mid sized plates and big plates. I... More 

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usa
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85 reviews 85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great restaurant for parents to take their students and friends for dinner. It provides for a fun evening without breaking the budget. The location takes students away from the more accessible Williamstown restaurants that they normally go to. The restaurant has a young, trendy, urban vibe and the menu is youth friendly. The appetizers and flatbreads were great to pass... More 

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We stopped at Public for lunch in our way out of MassMoca, very casual and a good ambiance. We had the burgers which they are good and good selection of beers.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 via mobile

We came to public this evening for my friends birthday. The food was great, service was alright. We brought a birthday cake to have at the end of the evening. Unfortunately we were charged two dollars per person who ate the cake that I baked and brought.... So we paid an extra $20 for food that I prepared... SO A... More 

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Jared D, Owner at PUBLIC eat+drink, responded to this review

Hi there, It is true that we charge an industry-standard plating fee to guests who elect to bring their own dessert with them (this covers the additional work the server does to present, cut, plate, and serve the cake, as well as the use of plates, utensils, etc. that need to be washed). We notify all guests of this policy... More 

Boston
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We started the night off with two cocktails: "Ernest the Aviator" a rum concotion with elderflower liqueur and "Always a Bridesmaisd with vodka and rose liquor. Our favorite was Ernest the aviator. My wife ordered the Steak and Truffled Mushroom Flatbread and I ordered a Black Truffle risotto. My wife said that her flatbread was fair while my risotto was... More 

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North Adams, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I've lost track of how many restaurants have, over the course of years, occupied the space currently occupied by Public. Happily, all indications are that, finally, one has succeeded and will continue, for very good reasons, to succeed into the future. The bartenders know how to make a martini, the beers are varied and favorful (although I expect you probably... More 

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Adams, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

We have been to public 10 + times and it is always enjoyable lately however the service isn't the same. My wife and I usually go before movies or out on date night and when we sit at the bar area we are always treated fantastic. At the tables lately though drinks stay empty and service doesn't stop by as... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 34 Holden Street, North Adams, MA 01247
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Berkshires  >  North Adams
  • Phone Number: +1 413-664-4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Bistro, Gastropub

Description

Founded in 2011, PUBLIC serves casual, inventive American food with an emphasis on freshness, flavor, and in-house preparation. The restaurant offers an extensive, rotating craft beer program with 11 taps and over a dozen additional selections in bottles, along with a carefully curated wine list and inventive cocktail offerings. Lunch and dinner are served daily from 11:30AM. The bar is open until midnight or later.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?